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Intellectual Property Links for Compositionists

Several of us are working on revamping the blog for CCCC-IP, and part of what we want to do is to have a nice big portal of resources on authorship, intellectual property, copyright, public domain, open content, open source, and collaboration for people in composition. For my part, I'd like the CCCC-IP portal to be the best, most comprehensive IP portal on the entire interweb. We're eventually going to divide it into subcategories, but here are the links I've thrown together for now, in no particular order:

Arete and This Public Address also have a portal with some IP links that I'll have to check out. (NOTE: I will be adding links to this entry and reorganizing the links as I see fit.) We also need links to campus IP policies for instructors (for distance ed, etc.), more articles (esp. on theories of authorship, e.g. Foucault, Barthes, etc.), collections of public domain content, material on libraries and IP, articles on open-access scholarship, anything you think is appropriate. Please comment! Even just pasting in URLs would be great.

Research Methods and Wikipedia

I'm fully aware of the extent to which I'm showing my geekiness here, but lately I've been noticing that Wikipedia doesn't have many entries on qualitative research methods. If I were teaching a graduate course in research methods, I'd assign 1000-2000 word articles on the following topics -- and more as I think of them -- to be written for submission to Wikipedia (this assignment could be collaborative):

For the past few weeks, I've been following Clay's book reviews with interest, as he's rereading texts on methods in preparation for his Spring 2005 research methods class. I hope he'll consider having his students write articles for Wikipedia. Besides being helpful for the students, it would put information and knowledge into the commons and benefit others.

Edited to link to Clay's course description and to add that Wikipedia does have decent entries on case study and ethnography.


Scholarly Journals

The following are links to peer-reviewed online scholarly journals having to do with rhetoric and feminism.

Basic Writing e-Journal
Classics @
Computers and Composition Online
Essays in Philosophy
First Monday
Forum: Qualitative Social Research
Innovate: Journal of Online Education
JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
KB Journal (Kenneth Burke)
Lore: An E-Journal for Teachers of Writing
Meow Power
Philosophers' Imprint
The Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal
Women in Judaism
The History Cooperative
The Writing Instructor


Blogs and Wikis Course
Ethical Public Domain
Free Culture Wiki
Joi Ito Wiki
Matt Barton's Tikiwiki
The Metaweb
Wiki Syllabus: Course on Blogs


the podcast network


Authorama: Public Domain Books
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Literary Encyclopedia
M/Cyclopedia of New Media
Silva Rhetoricae
The Writing Centers Research Project
Expository Magazine
The Dictionary of Sensibility
Eighteenth-century sites
Resources on Kenneth Burke
Resources on Michel Foucault
Sexing the Political
BUST magazine
Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
Rhetoric and Composition
Sigla Magazine
The EServer Tech Comm Library
The Alliance of Rhetoric Societies: This site contains position papers addressing the following questions:
  1. How ought we to understand the concept of rhetorical agency?
  2. Do we have a “rhetorical tradition”?  Are we better advised to think of traditions rather than a single tradition?  If we do recognize a tradition or several traditions, how do we identify and characterize it (or them)? 
  3. What should be the institutional and social goals for academic rhetoric in the twenty-first century?  How can rhetoric best contribute to the social, political, and cultural environment that extends beyond the University? 
  4. What does it mean to teach rhetoric?  What does it mean to teach composition and performance seriously?  What is the relationship between rhetoric and composition?  Should they be distinguished?

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